Overwhelming Proof for an "Outrageous" Theory

Overwhelming Proof for an "Outrageous" Theory (HM1KEA)

Location: LaCrosse, WA 99143 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 39.773', W 118° 13.654'

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Geologist J Harlen Bretz spent decades meticulously documenting evidence to support his theory that massive Ice Age floods carved the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington. But the geologic community only ridiculed and scorned his work ... until they saw the evidence themselves.

James Gilluly, one of Bretz's most vocal critics, visited Palouse Falls and said, "How could anyone have been so wrong?"

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J Harlen Bretz sparked one of the biggest debates in geologic history when he proposed his Ice Age floods theory in 1923.

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Modern satellite photography would have helped Bretz illustrate his Ice Age floods theory. The Channelized Scabland of eastern Washington can easily be seen from space.
Placed ByWashington State Parks
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Date Added Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 406088 N 5168434
Decimal Degrees46.66288333, -118.22756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 39.773', W 118° 13.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 39' 46.38" N, 118° 13' 39.24" W
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Area Code(s)509
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Palouse Falls Rd, LaCrosse WA 99143, US
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